Congolese women at the border crossing with Uganda at Bunagana in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Within already economically perilous border areas, informal cross border trade is even more vulnerable during a pandemic.
People shop for used clothing at the busy Gikomba market in Nairobi, Kenya.
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There are significant economic and social pull factors behind the popularity of used clothing.
Parliament House of Ghana.
Ghana is taking advantage of its strategic location in Africa
African leaders meet in Kigali to sign the continent’s free trade agreement.
Continental free trade area’s potential impact includes boosting intra-Africa trade, manufacturing exports, job creation and poverty alleviation.
The dispute between South Africa and the US over poultry products could harm relations between the two countries.
South Africa’s agricultural sector has benefited handsomely from the US’s preferential trade agreements. It is important that the current dispute is resolved speedily.